Do I Need a Lawyer before Signing an Arbitration Agreement?

Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution technique used by employers looking to avoid going through litigation. Employees who sign arbitration agreements relinquish their ability to sue for wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, or harassment. Disputes will be settled through the arbitration process by an elected party. Agreements are signed when someone starts a position; therefore, they are signing away their rights before they know their work environment. Employers can fire someone or choose not to hire them for refusing[…] Read More

When Should I Speak to an Employment Lawyer?

When a person believes that they have been wrongfully terminated from their job or they are being held back because of their race, gender, or other non-work-related issue, a qualified lawyer specializing in employment law can help. They will represent the wronged party in any matter going forward. Just because a person hires a lawyer, it does not automatically mean that a lawsuit is inevitable. A lawyer can help file a formal complaint with the company or with an outside[…] Read More

Is Not Paying Overtime Illegal?

Not paying overtime is illegal in most cases. Federal law dictates that all hourly, also known as non-exempt, employees be paid overtime for hours they work over 40 in a given week. It is important to note that working more than eight hours a day does not constitute overtime. Overtime kicks in when an employee works over 40 hours in a workweek. The overtime rate is 1.5 times the employee’s regular pay rate. Therefore, an hourly employee making $20 an[…] Read More

Leo B. Dubler Selected to 2021 Super Lawyers List

Leo B. Dubler of The Law Offices of Leo B. Dubler, III, LLC has been selected to this year’s New Jersey Super Lawyers List. As a qualified litigation attorney, Leo has over 20 years of experience in personal injury, labor law, and employment law. With his strong educational background and proficiency, he has been selected to Super Lawyers from 2012 to 2015, and each consecutive year since 2017. Super Lawyers uses an extensive selection process, which includes peer reviews, nominations,[…] Read More

What Should I Know About Employer Background Checks?

Background checks are common among employers looking to hire a new employee. However, most applicants may not understand the basics of a background check. They do not know what the employer is checking or how deeply a background check can dig into a job candidate’s past. There are legal limits to what an employer can check, and they can only use them a certain way to eliminate a candidate from consideration.   What are the Common Types of Background Checks?[…] Read More